Vibrant blues, airy style and sleek sanctuary awaits at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. A daring transformation is underway of the award-winning resort, elevating the tropical UNESCO beach haven to a new level of modern luxury and indulgence.

The work of cutting-edge designer Bill Bensley and his Bangkok and Bali based teams, the makeover sees the signature colour scheme changed from earthen tones to a palette of bold and vibrant blues, adding further drama and excitement to the backdrop of beaches, rainforest and cliffs provided by the surrounding 550-million year old Langkawi UNESCO Geopark.

The concept aims to create a modern background for the Resort’s 19 hectares (48 acres) of beachfront tropical gardens, which Bensley – also a landscape architect – designed. The effect is a dramatic expanse of viewpoints, awash with vibrant infusions of colour.

What’s new?
The resort’s 68 Malay-style Pavilions now reflect Bensley’s modern eclectic style. Think a trademark accent of blues, bespoke artworks and objets d’art, revived teak floors and antique mirror inlays, providing guests with a fresh and stylish sanctuary.

There’s also three new Deluxe Family Beach Villas with Plunge Pools and two new Three Bedroom Garden Villas with Pools to discover, standalone havens that offer groups the extended space and convenience they need.The two main pools also received a modern new look, making morning dips just a little more sophisticated.

All three restaurants will also benefit from Bensley’s unique treatment: Kelapa Grill, the toes-in-the-sand beach grill restaurant, and the Mediterranean restaurant Serai will both be refreshed, while the multi-award winning Malay restaurant Ikan Ikan will reveal a new look with interactive grill stations, allowing guests to savour traditional Malaysian cuisine while enjoying al fresco dining and breathtaking, panoramic views of the Andaman Sea.

Characteristically edgy and artistic, Bensley’s style will perfectly compliment the property’s mix of village-style architecture and Moorish influences and is wildly impressive in both the overview and detail.

The transformation is due for final completion by late-2018 – suitcases at the ready.